A panel discussion and design charrette for envisioning new design and policy solutions to Santa Fe’s housing crisis

September 2018 — housing different forum

November 2018 — housing different charrette


Housing Different Panel 

An expert panel, together with participating designers and the public, examined the nature and extent of the current housing shortage, reviewed innovative housing strategies that have been successful elsewhere, and identified opportunities for meaningful change within our city’s physical and political landscape. The discussion was moderated by Friends of Architecture Santa Fe and our panelists included: 

  • Alexandra Ladd
    Special Projects Manager for Housing and Community Development, City of Santa Fe

  • Joseph Montoya │ Executive Director, Santa Fe County Housing Authority

  • Jamie Blosser, AIA │ Architect and Executive Director, Santa Fe Art Institute

  • Kevin Kellogg │ Chief Executive Officer, The Housing Trust

  • Ed Archuleta │ Executive Director, St. Elizabeth Shelters + Supportive Housing

  • Alexander Dzurec, AIA │ Principal, Autotroph

  • Mark Rea Baker, AIA │ Principal, Baker Architecture + Design

  • John Quale │ Chair and Professor of Architecture, UNM School of Architecture + Planning

Housing Different Design Charette

The Housing Different panel discussion was a kick-off for an open-format design charrette where designers responded with blue-sky design concepts for building sites, housing types, financial models, and/or policy solutions that they propose. Thirteen provocative proposals were presented to the public and a panel of experts at form + concept gallery. These were:

Ben Ortega

Thompson + Pollari

Michael Freeman and Conrad Skinner

Richard Martinez

Brian Skeele

Bob Kreger

Gayla Bechtol


Anthony Guida

Pam English

Suby Bowden

Hugh Driscoll

Dan Sturges